Receiving Through Gates

The Game

Two Players per gate. The gates are approximately two steps apart. One ball per group. First player must play ball on ground through the gate within two touches. The game continues until players can not get ball back through gate on the ground within two touches.

Coaching Points

  • Player recieving the ball should get in path of ball before it arrives.
  • First touch should help player to get a good kick back through the gate..
  • Keep score and rotate stations.
  • Receive with thigh, pass back with instep.
  • vary the serve to start the game: long balls, short balls, inside of foot, instep, outside of foot, weak foot only, etc.
  • Players should receive with one foot and play it back with another.

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